Week-long Road Project Set for CO 159, South of Fort Garland

May 11, 2018 -

On Monday, May 14, CDOT will begin improving the surface of a four-mile stretch of Colorado Highway 159, in both directions, from mile points 29 to 33.66. This work—which will improve and prolong the life of the road surface—will be completed on Friday, May 18.

Travel Impacts

  • Work hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Traffic will intermittently be reduced to one-lane, alternating traffic in either direction throughout the project.
  • Lane closures, guided by flaggers and pilot cars, may cause delays of 15 to 20 minutes.
  • The speed limit will be reduced to 40 mph through the work zone, and fines will be doubled.

We urge travelers to:

  • Slow down.
    Higher speeds can cause loose stones to scatter, and damage vehicle paint and windshields.
  • Increase distance between vehicles.
    Space between you and other vehicles will help reduce damage caused by loose stones.
  • Follow work zone signs.
    Consider the safety of fellow travelers and the work crew when traveling through the work zone.
  • Use caution.
    Bicyclists and motorcyclists should use extreme caution during construction.